A study of inclusive design was just the starting point for our Year 7 STEAM students. They also conducted a detailed exploration of the specific difficulties faced by people with a range of disabilities (including, physical, cognitive and even age-related limitations).
The budding designers in the four STEAM classes then worked in teams of two to four, to create scale drawings of a Airbnb model house and tested the viability of their designs by using scaled models of the proposed client.
Then the excitement levels ramped up as each group began to build the external and internal walls of their structure. Rulers, box cutters, scissors and hot glue guns were working overtime as the constructions took shape. The internal fit out will be next with each house to be furnished with design elements related to the specific disability of the client. What a wonderful, challenging, learning experience this unit is providing the students.